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New moms, new babies, new space!

New moms, new babies, new space!

Campbell County Memorial Hospital's brand new Maternal Child Unit is now open for business.

Moms labor, deliver their babies and recover, all in the same room, a big change from the previous unit. The new rooms are much bigger too, with plenty of room for family to gather and celebrate a new arrival.

The Zimmerscheid family from Carlisle, Wyoming, welcomed their son Colt at 10:20 pm on July 29, the first baby born in the new Maternal Child Unit. Parents Eric and McKayla didn’t even know their baby would be born in one of the new LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum) rooms until they showed up at the hospital. Because of the size (almost twice the size of the old OB rooms), little sister Paisley (age 4) and dad were able to stay the night with mom and Colt. Paisley was born in the ‘old’ unit, and her mom was surprised and pleased with the changes this time around.

“All the grandparents fit in the room,” said McKayla. “And I loved having a big bathroom.”

Any move is not without some getting used to, though.

“All of us had to adapt to our new surroundings,” said Maternal Child Director Josie LeMaster. "Almost everything is different, from the way supplies are stored to where the nurses document care in the record. What hasn’t changed is our goal to give new parents the best possible birth experience.”

Work is continuing on the west side of the building, where the new Medical Surgical and ICU Units are under construction. Look for these units to open next spring.

Learn more at www.cchwyo.org/ptrooms.